Woman Found Dead In Apartment For Three Years With Television On

153

This is the true life story of someone and a revelation of lesson to learn from a true life story In December of 2003, Joyce Vincent died of an apparent asthma attack in her north London flat. The television was left on. The mail continued to be delivered. Her rent was set up to be automatically deducted from her bank account. The days rolled by and no one noticed she was gone. Those days turned into weeks and the weeks into months. There were large trash dumpsters on the side of the building next to her unit, so the neighbors never thought much of the smell emanating from her flat. The floor was full of noisy kids and teenagers and no one questioned the constant thrum of television noise in the background. Eventually, Joyce’s bank account dried up. Her landlord sent her letters of collection. These letters, like the others, simply fell into the stacks scattered about her floor. They went unanswered. Finally, with more than six months of overdue rent, the landlord got a court order to forcibly remove her from the premises. The bailiffs broke down the door, and it was only then her body was discovered. By then, it was January, 2006, more than two years after she passed away. In that time, nobody ever came looking for Joyce Vincent. No family. No friends. No co-workers, not even neighbor knocked on the door to see if things were all right. Nobody called. Nobody checked in. imagine not seeing your neighbour for good two years and still not be concerned about him or her. She was 38-years-old when she died. This story is not funny and could be reflected upon. It sounds strange and impossible that entire years could go by with no one noticing a person has died around you. Yet, these sorts of scenario happen frequently. READ FULL GIST @ Person lives alone. They lose touch with family and friends. They never meet their neighbors. They stay shut in with their television or computer for years at a time. The world moves on as if they are no longer there until one day, they are no longer there.

NB: Stories are shared by community members. The article does NOT represent the official view of NaijaWorld and the author is SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for this article
Comments

About Us
Join the discussion. Share and discuss posts with other naijaworlders.
Related Stories
thumbnail
Aftermath Of EndSars: Crime Rate Skyrockets
thumbnail
Nigeria Committed A Grave Crime That Has Dark Consequences
thumbnail
Bursted: CCTV Shows How Wicked Lady Burnt Popular Supermarket In Abuja
thumbnail
New Crime Strategy Alert.
thumbnail
Abia Ministry Of Education Staff Arrested For Extorting ₦500 From Students
thumbnail
FBI Is Not The Same As US Police.
thumbnail
Police Arrest Member Of Notorious Robbery Gang That Specializes In Robbing Bank
thumbnail
Kenyan Woman Strangles Her Two Children To Death After Issue With Her Husband
thumbnail
Serial Fraudster, Hushpuppi, Pleads Guilty To Charges Against Him
thumbnail
Suspected Cultists Kill MOSIEND Leader In Bayelsa State
thumbnail
48-Year-Old Man Arrested For Defiling His Three Daughters
thumbnail
"What Else Could Buhari Do Before He Gets Impeached?" & 4 Other Questions By Des
thumbnail
15-year-old Girl Commits Suicide Over Poor Exam Results, Leaves Note With Names
thumbnail
Househelp And Three Others Arrested Over The Murder Of Banker, Hassan Abubakar
thumbnail
15 Year Old Girl Dies After Passing Out While Having Sex With Man In His Car
Related Stories
thumbnail
Aftermath Of EndSars: Crime Rate Skyrockets
thumbnail
Nigeria Committed A Grave Crime That Has Dark Consequences
thumbnail
Bursted: CCTV Shows How Wicked Lady Burnt Popular Supermarket In Abuja
thumbnail
New Crime Strategy Alert.
thumbnail
Abia Ministry Of Education Staff Arrested For Extorting ₦500 From Students
thumbnail
FBI Is Not The Same As US Police.
thumbnail
Police Arrest Member Of Notorious Robbery Gang That Specializes In Robbing Bank
thumbnail
Kenyan Woman Strangles Her Two Children To Death After Issue With Her Husband
thumbnail
Serial Fraudster, Hushpuppi, Pleads Guilty To Charges Against Him
thumbnail
Suspected Cultists Kill MOSIEND Leader In Bayelsa State
thumbnail
48-Year-Old Man Arrested For Defiling His Three Daughters
thumbnail
"What Else Could Buhari Do Before He Gets Impeached?" & 4 Other Questions By Des
thumbnail
15-year-old Girl Commits Suicide Over Poor Exam Results, Leaves Note With Names
thumbnail
Househelp And Three Others Arrested Over The Murder Of Banker, Hassan Abubakar
thumbnail
15 Year Old Girl Dies After Passing Out While Having Sex With Man In His Car